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Old 10-19-2004, 12:53 PM   #11
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Its probably safe to say that for every brand of heater, someone says they're terrible/killed their tank/causes global warming/etc.
That's me! I had a regular viso-therm which stuck and boiled my 6gal holding tank.

Ebo-Jager are good heaters.
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:33 PM   #12
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I bought this Ebo-Jager heater: http://marinedepot.com/md_viewItem.asp?idproduct=EJ1121

Although the product description reads as follows...
"Ebo-Jager All New TS Series heaters are completely waterproof, submersible heaters perfect for freshwater or saltwater use."

The instructions that came with the heater say not to immerse below the marked water level line.
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Old 10-19-2004, 06:50 PM   #13
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It's ok to submerge the heater completely in water. It is not ok to have any part of the heater that is below the marked line to be out of the water.
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:46 PM   #14
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The instructions that came with the heater say not to immerse below the marked water level line.
Those intructions are forced upon them by US and Canadian government regulations. It basically comes down to politics but there is no reason it cannot be fully submerged, they're great heaters.

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Old 10-20-2004, 01:45 AM   #15
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how about a pro-heat titanium, 250 watt, i like they way they look, and they seem really simple with an external temperature control setting, any thoughts??
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:26 AM   #16
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I emailed MarineDepot (where I bought it). Here was their response:
"These heaters are actually fully submersible. The reason for the water line is so that they can receive the UL-listing."

So I guess I can dunk it all the way under now.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:44 AM   #17
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i found the best heater ive ever used is the WON PRO HEAT TITANIUM heater, it has an outside temperature control, and is titanium so it is virtually indestructible, i got mine on ebay for about 20 dollars and its a 250 watt, worked perfectly in my 55 gallon tank, very accurate
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:20 PM   #18
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i found the best heater ive ever used is the WON PRO HEAT TITANIUM heater
As Klam stated, everyone has a different opinion on heaters.

I had a Won Pro for about six months. Then all of a sudden, one day I went to check my tank temperature and it was around 87 degrees. The darn thing "stuck" in the on position and would not turn off unless unplugged. I called up Won Pro and they wanted me to, literally, do surgery on the thing to get it going. He wanted me to test leads on the circuit board, and tweak this and that instead of just replacing it. Also, they don't speak english very well since they are oriental so they are real hard to understand over the phone. I was the biggest proponent for Won heaters until this problem.

I bought a visitherm and never looked back. It has performed flawless since.
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:30 PM   #19
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I would get to heaters though. Just in case one fails.
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:40 PM   #20
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will be getting two anyways....need one for sw mixing, i just purchased a pro-heat, hopefully it won't get stuck...but with the room that tank is in fluctuating so much in temp i thought the external control setting would be a better investment....i think for the sw mixing heater i will go with an ebo-jaber
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